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NVIDIA Quadro K3100M

NVIDIA Quadro K3100M

The NVIDIA Quadro K3100M is a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip with 768 out of 1536 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K3100M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and is a successor to the Quadro K3000M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K3100M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 800 MHz (3200 MHz effective, 102.4 GB/s). 

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than with GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Architecture

The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK104 Kepler core offers eight shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the K3100M, 4 of 8 blocks are active leading to the 768 CUDA cores. Although more shader cores are available in the Kepler architecture as compared to the Fermi design, the Kepler shaders are still expected to be up to twice as power efficient. However, due to the missing hot clock of the shader domain, two shaders of a Kepler chip offer similar performance to just one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).

Performance

The performance is clearly above the old Quadro K3000M and just slightly below the Quadro K4000M. This places the K3100M somewhat below the consumer GTX 765M GPU. Nevertheless, most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently with high to very high details.

Features

The improved feature set now includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K3100M can be used for general calculations.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Another novelty is the inclusion of a dedicated video encoding engine similar to Intel QuickSync that can be accessed by the NVENC API.

The power consumption of the Quadro K3100M is rated at a TGP of 75 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro K Series

Quadro K5100M

1536 @ 771 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz

Quadro K4100M

1152 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz

Quadro K5000M

1344 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz

Quadro K4000M

960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz
Quadro K3100M 768 @ 706 MHz256 Bit @ 3200 MHz

Quadro K3000M

576 @ 654 MHz256 Bit @ 2800 MHz

Quadro K2100M

576 @ 667 MHz128 Bit @ 3000 MHz

Quadro K1100M

384 @ 705 MHz128 Bit @ 2800 MHz

Quadro K2000M

384 @ 745 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Quadro K1000M

192 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Quadro K610M

192 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 2600 MHz

Quadro K510M

192 @ 846 MHz64 Bit @ 2400 MHz

Quadro K500M

192 @ 850 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameN15E-Q1-A2
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed *706 MHz
Memory Speed *3200 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption75 Watt
Transistors3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement23.07.2013
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/mobile-work...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 84.18      avg: 84.2 (64%)     median: 84.2 (64%)     max: 84.18 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2381      avg: 2381 (19%)     median: 2381 (19%)     max: 2381 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 18389      avg: 18389 (22%)     median: 18389 (22%)     max: 18389 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 115455      avg: 115455 (15%)     median: 115455 (15%)     max: 115455 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 33.3      avg: 33.3 (45%)     median: 33.3 (45%)     max: 33.3 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 34.8      avg: 34.8 (23%)     median: 34.8 (23%)     max: 34.8 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 210      avg: 210 (14%)     median: 210 (14%)     max: 210 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 96      avg: 96 (4%)     median: 96 (4%)     max: 96 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3441      avg: 3441 (20%)     median: 3441 (20%)     max: 3441 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3662      avg: 3662 (27%)     median: 3662 (27%)     max: 3662 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 14047      avg: 14047 (30%)     median: 14047 (30%)     max: 14047 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 15120      avg: 15120 (39%)     median: 15120 (39%)     max: 15120 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 21257      avg: 21257 (71%)     median: 21257 (71%)     max: 21257 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 45.1      avg: 45.1 (24%)     median: 45.1 (24%)     max: 45.1 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9218      avg: 9218 (35%)     median: 9218 (35%)     max: 9218 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 38.53      avg: 38.5 (61%)     median: 38.5 (61%)     max: 38.53 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 41.83      avg: 41.8 (70%)     median: 41.8 (70%)     max: 41.83 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 48.25      avg: 48.3 (75%)     median: 48.3 (75%)     max: 48.25 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.27      avg: 18.3 (96%)     median: 18.3 (96%)     max: 18.27 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 54.89      avg: 54.9 (49%)     median: 54.9 (49%)     max: 54.89 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 50.95      avg: 51 (63%)     median: 51 (63%)     max: 50.95 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 34.18      avg: 34.2 (42%)     median: 34.2 (42%)     max: 34.18 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 50.34      avg: 50.3 (73%)     median: 50.3 (73%)     max: 50.34 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 80.75      avg: 80.8 (74%)     median: 80.8 (74%)     max: 80.75 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6831      avg: 6831 (56%)     median: 6831 (56%)     max: 6831 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7      avg: 7 (89%)     median: 7 (89%)     max: 7 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Saints Row IV
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
159  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
78  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
149  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
195  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Assassin´s Creed III
med. 1366x768
72  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
61  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World of Tanks v8
low 1024x768
113  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
161  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
83  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2
low 1024x768
160  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
98  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
136  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
89  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
227  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
96  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
89  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
193  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Batman: Arkham City
low 1024x768
194  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
264  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
49  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2
low 1024x768
189  fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
85  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
246  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
372  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
203  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
95  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro K3100M graphics card

Dell Precision M6800: Intel Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
  Review » Review Dell Precision M6800 Notebook

  External Review » Dell Precision M6800

HP ZBook 17-F0V57EA: Intel Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP ZBook 17-F0V57EA

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